Central French Guiana is a region covered with lush tropical rain forests and cloud forests, and is home to about fifteen percent of the liverwort diversity of tropical America. This book provides illustrations, keys, and descriptions for 177 species, in 61 genera and 19 families, of liverworts and hornworts recorded from central French Guiana. It is the first fully illustrated flora of liverworts and hornworts for any part of the Neotropics. This volume completes the series of comprehensive plant identification manuals of central French Guiana published by The New York Botanical Garden Press.
Robbert Gradstein is a retired professor of botany at the University of Gottingen. His research has covered systematic and ecological work on bryophytes and epiphytes, especially those of tropical America and Asia. He is a leading authority on tropical liverworts.
Anna Luiza Ilkiu-Borges is a staff member of the Museu Emilio Goeldi in Belem and holds a doctorate from the University of Gttingen. Her research focuses on the systematics and biogeography of tropical liverworts, especially those of Brazil.
Hardcover, 140 pages, black and white illustrations throughout, The New York Botanical Garden Press, 2009, ISBN 0893275069